A.J. Epenesa, by every definition of the word, is a freak.

The five-star 2017 defensive end explodes off the line of scrimmage, he regularly throws down rim-crushing dunks and he hurls the discus really, really far.

That last part can’t be emphasized enough.

The Iowa commit reached new heights away from the football field. On Saturday, he uncorked a discus throw of 206 feet, 5 inches, which is the longest throw in the nation in 2016.

The mark was the second-best distance ever recorded in Illinois history. Epenesa was already one of the nation’s best discus throwers, but he had never reached the 200-foot mark.

Amazingly enough, Epenesa didn’t even realize what he was on the brink of.

“It just felt like another normal throw when I let it go,” Epenesa said to stltoday.com. “When you saw it land you could tell it was going to be pretty good. It was a good day for me. I PRed in both (discus and shot put). I feel good and I’m going to try and keep it going.”

Epenesa is only in his third year throwing discus at Edwardsville High School (IL). He picked up the sport after he became an instant success on the football field and on the basketball court. The state’s all-time record of 208 feet, 11 inches will certainly be in his sights.

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Not surprisingly, Epenesa has already talked to the Iowa athletic staff about the possibility of joining the track and field team about throwing discus and playing football.

“They have told me if I am good at it, do it,” he said to edgelandtoday.com. “I am going to have to talk to them about it after I made this big jump. We will just have to see how it goes.”

Epenesa is at the center of Iowa’s already-loaded 2017 recruiting class, which is ranked No. 13 nationally and No. 3 in the B1G. The No. 14 player in the 2017 class is already All-State in three sports, and he has an impressive track and field accomplishment under his belt.

By the time he gets to Iowa City, it’s safe to say everybody will know about Epenesa’s freakish athleticism.